2004 BMW M3 Consumer Review: An expensive disappointment

2004 BMW M3 - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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An expensive disappointment
By elizabeth bonan on


2004 BMW M3 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Excited, I turned the ignition in my
carbon metallic black on black, loaded
M3.After a long test drive, I was ready
for all the performance and
style.Behind the wheel, the thrill
turned to FEAR OF STOPPING. Taking off
at a light, from 1st to 2nd to 3rd gear
the car morphed into Linda Blair in the
excorcist. I don't mean the hesitation
as SMG mimicks manual. The car bucked
hard until I depressed the accelerator
as behind me cars honked and screeched
to avoid colliding. This still occurs
randomly, with different drivers, in
all drivelogic programs. BMW claims
that this is normal for SMG. If so, the
M3 is unsafe to drive in normal

Worst Features

Lighted mirrors in case a guy gets a lash in his eye.
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